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i see something: in my gallery the caption for the chainplate photo originally had a typo. it said something that could be interpreted to mean the chainplate holes WERE elongated. they are not elongated, at least they don’t appear to be, but we have not taken the screws out yet. but i kind of read your post and couldn’t understand your alarm. anyhow, wanted to clarify. i corrected the typo.
Port Huron to Mackinac sounds awesome!
thanks for suggestions about the wiring.
not sure what hole you are referring to to weld closed. the babystay pickup point, up the mast?
chain plates – we will be removing the plates and we’ll see what needs to be done. the holes look decent but you never know, once it’s apart we’ll see more. what are some of the ways people remedy the bulkhead if it’s starting to fail? we will put a jockstrap.
this message says “Hoodlum”.
there are more sailpix messages referring to #27, some of them are actually yours. i have looked around on there and there is a lot of info but it’s not easy to find. if you do google site: searches you can find stuff. one message can lead to others that connect another dot and so forth.
the message above refers to “Stress Breaker” in 2001.
Steve, that’s so awesome that you know Hellion and her owner! I know this name because i have a photocopy of the ad when Hellion’s owner sold it (or was trying to sell perhaps), the ad came in the paperwork pile with the boat. asking $25,900 whenever that was was, maybe 1994 or so. i have a survey of Lake Effect from 1994 which is possibly around when it went to OH. the brilliant thing is i can now trace the ownership from new, that makes me quite content. i have tried to get in touch with the Lake Effect owner but haven’t had luck yet – bill vosteen who posts here knows that owner and some of the history. will post an image of the Hellion ad at some point. i found two other Olson 30’s named Hellion, both on the west coast.
since the boat was Hellion it has lost the head (head is noted on the ad) and the stove (tracks are still present). i wonder if Hellion’s owner outfitted the boat mostly as it sits now. they were careful in the way they installed the electronics and other items.
We’re keeping the inboard, at least for now. the installation is competently done. needs some TLC but overall professionally installed, they did a good job. I have the installation manual which i will scan and pdf for future reference. it’s pretty funny, about 100 typewritten pages some crude diagrams. can’t be many of the inboards left but a few i bet. Lake Effect’s owner (according to bill vosteen) never had any complaints about the inboard.
brilliant, yes – we’ll be removing the cabin sole at some point soon and have a look at the keel attachment. for now the fun will be limited to working on the boat – not as fun and the sailing we’re going to but still fun.
piotr, i have looked at your gallery and it’s fantastic. i especially appreciate the work you did on the cabinets, very clean and well designed, they retain the original design intent of the interior but they’re a bit of an update.
i noticed something in the photo of your jockstrap, it looks like the backing plate at the bulkhead has a 90° tang on it where the cable attaches? maybe i am not reading the photo properly but this looks like a structural ‘mistake’ to me. the 90° tang will easily flex under the kind of load that the strap is supposed to be resisting and hamper the efficiency of the strap. you could box the existing tang, or have the cable attached to the backing plate completely in sheer, but that might require a different plate than what is in the photo.
we may be listing some of the surplus sails in the classified ads before too long. most of what we’ll be letting go of are delivery or beer can quality but might have some ‘better’ sails also.